The new poster for The Flash teases a recharged and reborn Barry Allen. While The Flash was praised early on for its lighter tone compared to Arrow, the past two seasons slowly saw it grow darker and less full of hope. Things look to be a bit better next season, as the show pulls in Elongated Man from the comics and the producers tease a Barry who’s learned to be happier again.

Despite the new and improved Barry, things will still be rough for awhile on The Flash. The latest trailer proved that the season will open with Barry back from the Speed Force and looking much worse for the wear. Still, it appears he’ll be back in the thick of things by episode 2. So while Barry will grapple with some hardships for awhile in the new season, the show will also present a version of the Flash that’s re-energized.

The CW has just unveiled the new poster for season 4 of The Flash, and it doesn’t shy away from keeping things hopeful.

The Flash Season 4 Poster The Flash is Reborn & Recharged in Season 4 Poster

Judging from the tagline, the idea of Barry’s rebirth after six months stuck in the Speed Force will be a big factor in ushering in a new era for the character and show. And while he wasn’t gone quite as long as the comic book Barry Allen before he received his own rebirth, the effects should be similar.

In all likelihood, the Barry that heads into this year’s crossover will be back to his old self. Generally, the crossovers so far have carried over plot threads and bits of drama, but they also find a way to resolve certain issues. And that’s good news, as the team-up event looks to be an intense one that will pit the various Arrowverse heroes against evil versions of themselves.

Meanwhile, the Flash will be facing a brand-new enemy in Central City. Rather than another evil speedsters, The Thinker will be a more psychological foe for Barry and the team this season. As a result, we should see a return of the sci-fi elements of the first season and gee-whiz mentality that made things so much fun. There’s no telling what the future will hold for Barry and his team, but it looks as if The Flash will be embracing the best elements of itself as it heads into its fourth year.

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The Flash season 4 premieres Tuesday, October 10 at 8pm on The CW.

Source: The CW

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